Re: tc-list 4QXII(f) Micah 5:2
- Two possibilities come immediately to mind:
First, maybe this LO is a tendentious emendation by a Qumran scribe unhappy
with the history of the Davidides rather than a word original to Micah.
Second, If this LO were orignal to Micah this LO could be, as Brevard Childs
suggests in his commentary on Exodus 3:3 (see p.50), following D.N.
Freedman, a LO used for emphasis rather than for negation. See also Koehler
Baumgartner, *Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon* (English ed., vol. 2, pp.510-511,
where LE emphatic is sometimes written as LO.
Just musing.-- Rod Mullen
At 03:03 PM 12/22/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I continue to wonder about the significance (or lack thereof) regarding the
>glaring LO found in the Qumran fragment of Micah. Is it possible that this
>LO was dropped because the implication is that the Davidic House will no
>longer provide kings for the kingdom. I.e., is Micah denouncing the royal
>family by saying "there will NOT come forth from you...."